AmaZulu lose to SuperSport

2015-05-02 22:37
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)

Durban - Two goals from Jeremy Brockie and Thuso Phala ensured AmaZulu stayed bottom of the Premiership table with a 3-1 loss to SuperSport United at at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Daine Klate opened the scoring for the visitors before the break, but Sadate Ouro-Akoriko got Usuthu back into the game with a 68th-minute equaliser.

However, as AmaZulu searched for a winner that would have moved them off the foot of the table, they were hit by two quick goals in the 79th and 80th minutes to condemn them to the bottom with only two games to play.

After a bright start by both sides, Usuthu were let off the hook by a poor Bradley Grobler attempt in the 17th minute, the striker tamely shooting over after a wonderful break by Phala took two defenders out of the equation.

Marc van Heerden then shot wide from distance and his side were lucky not to concede a penalty when he appeared to handle the ball in the box after a touch from Phala. Referee Khulisani Qongqo, though, waved away appeals from the Matsatsantsa winger.

Six minutes before the interval, however, Usuthu's luck ran out. Mbulelo Mabizela hacked Brockie down on the edge of the box and Klate brilliantly arrowed the free-kick into the right corner.

Mwape missed a golden chance to equalise after the break when he fired wide from close range after being played in by Bongi Ntuli. They did draw level on 68 minutes, though, as Ouro-Akoriko powered in a header from a Sifiso Hlanti corner.

But Brockie converted a close-range finish from a Kingston Nkhatha right-side cross, before the New Zealander turned provider for Phala to arrow into the right corner.


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